Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.408°N
  • 137.594°E

  • 2924 m
    9591 ft

  • 283071
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Washiba-Kumonotaira.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Washiba-Kumonotaira.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Washiba-Kumonotaira.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Washiba-Kumonotaira. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Washiba-Kumonotaira page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery

Washiba-ike crater lies in the foreground with the dramatic granitic peaks of the Yari-Hodaka Range in the background to the south. The sharp-topped peak on the center horizon is Yariga-take (Spear Peak), a popular climbing destination in the Northern Japan Alps. The Washiba-Kumonotaira volcano group consists of a cluster of small shield volcanoes with possible lava domes in a remote area in the heart of the Northern Alps. A tephra layer from the Washiba-ike explosion crater overlies the 6300-year-old Akahoya Ash from Kikai volcano.

Copyrighted photo by Shun Nakano (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/strata/VOL_JP/EN/index.htm and Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.gsj.jp/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Washiba-Kumonotaira in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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